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Panel Discussions - December 03, 2009

Sexual Violence in the DRC “An Affront to All” – Ross Mountain

IPI held a policy forum November 13, 2009 on Humanitarian Action in the DRC: Retrospective on Last 5 Years and Overview of Continuing Challenges that featured Ross Mountain, the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General and Humanitarian Coordinator in the Democratic Republic of Congo, on the last day of his 36-year United Nations career.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 25, 2009

Sweden, Chile, Philippines, Rwanda Push for Death Penalty Ban

IPI was the scene September 25th for a presentation on the prospects of achieving abolition of the death penalty hosted by the permanent mission of Sweden in cooperation with the permanent missions of Chile, the Philippines and Rwanda.
 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 24, 2009

“We are witnessing... erosion of the protection of civilians”

How to reclaim the protection of civilians under international humanitarian law was the subject of the second annual Trygve Lie Symposium co-hosted by the Norwegian Foreign Ministry and IPI.
 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 18, 2009

Combating Sexual Violence in Conflict: IPI Policy Forum

On September 14, 2009 IPI hosted a policy forum to discuss how to strengthen the United Nation’s responses to sexual violence in conflict.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - May 01, 2009

Internal Displacement Still at Record High, Says New Report

According to a comprehensive new report, the number of people internally displaced by conflict and violence is holding at approximately 26 million worldwide.
 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 20, 2009

Human Rights and Counterterrorism

On April 20th, the International Peace Institute hosted a lunchtime policy forum on "Human Rights and Counterterrorism: The Role of the UN." IPI Vice President and Director of External Relations Warren Hoge welcomed a record 125 people to IPI's Trygve Lie Center and, following his remarks, Ambassador Claude Heller of Mexico discussed the UN's role in upholding human rights, and the instruments at its disposal. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - February 12, 2009

Winner of 2008 UN Human Rights Prize, Dr. Denis Mukwege, Discusses Sexual Violence in the Congo

On February 12th, IPI’s Forum on World Affairs addressed “Sexual Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: What Can Be Done?” 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - December 17, 2008

The Case for Humanitarian Intervention: A Conversation with Gary Bass

As part of its evening events series Beyond the Headlines, IPI recently invited Gary J. Bass, Associate Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University and author of Freedom's Battle: The Origins of Humanitarian Intervention (Knopf 2008), to speak on "The Case for Humanitarian Intervention. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 13, 2008

Foreign Ministers Gather for 1st Annual Symposium on The State of Freedom of Expression

On September 25, 2008, a select group of foreign ministers and distinguished experts gathered at IPI to discuss "the State of Freedom of Expression: Access to Information as a Driver of Social Development."

 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - September 13, 2008

Nancy Soderberg and Brian Katulis Discuss the Prosperity Agenda

On September 8th, the International Peace Institute held an evening reception featuring Nancy Soderberg, former White House Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, and Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, who discussed their recent book, The Prosperity Agenda: What the World Wants from America and What We Need in Return. 

 
 

The Global Observatory

Ukraine Steels Itself for Winter as Putin Forges Ahead with Novorossiya
As Ukraine searches for a unifying national identity, Russian-sponsored statebuilding in the east could lead to an emboldened 'Novorossiya' project.

Key Global Events to Watch in October
A list of key upcoming meetings and events with implications for global affairs.

2014 Top 10 Issues to Watch in Peace & Security: The Global Arena
A list of ten key issues to watch that are likely to impact international peace and security in 2014, compiled by IPI's Francesco Mancini.

The Global Observatory, produced by IPI, provides timely analysis on peace and security issues, interviews with leading policymakers, interactive maps, and more.